A Day in the Life: Entry-Level Tax Associate at a Big Four Accounting Firm

8:00 AM: Arrive at work. I like to get in a little earlier than others (most other people in the office get in around 9:00 a.m.). This gives me a chance to check e-mail and voicemail, take care of administrative …

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A Day in the Life: Insurance Claim Representative, Major Insurance Company

An insurance claim representative provides services for a product that people find necessary to purchase, but, typically, never want to use. Claim representatives need to possess expert knowledge of insurance rules and regulations, as well as any differences in policies, …

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A Day in the Life: Staff Auditor

9:00 AM: I get into the office around the same time that everybody else does. From previous experience, I don’t expect to hear from my superiors (i.e., senior auditor and/or manager) until at least 10:00 a.m. Based on my workload, …

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A Day in the Life: The Entry-Level Private Equity Employee

Eric, 26, is an associate at a midsized private equity firm in Manhattan

6:30 a.m.: I’m already up and dressed and heading out the door to catch a cab. I’m lucky enough to be making enough already to afford a …

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A Day in the Life: Investment Research Associate

Investment Research Associate, Major Mutual Fund Firm

7:00 AM: Arrive at the office.

7:01 AM: Read The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times, paying particular attention to articles about the industry you follow.

7:30 AM: Listen to morning call voice …

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A Day in the Life: Analyst in a Quantitative Analytics Group (Energy)

7:30 AM: Arrive at the office at your usual time – work hours are more or less similar to those of the traders, mirroring the operating hours of commodities exchanges.

7:30 AM: Arrive at the office at your usual time – work …

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A Day in the Life: IT Project Manager

8:00 – 8:30 PM: I like to get in early so that I have a jump on things. I like to have the miscellany out of the way by the time everyone else gets there. I start doing the basic email/voicemail …

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6 IRL Networking Tips for Introverts

The country is reopening, with more and more in-person events being held each day. This means that in-real-life networking will soon return. While this might be a welcome development to some, to others, including many introverts, this might be daunting. …

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A Day in the Life: Portfolio Company Manager

5:45 AM: Wake up, quick workout, even-quicker breakfast.

6:30 AM: I participate in a conference with a European shareholder. I don’t do a lot of shareholder relations, but they’ll occasionally pull me in if a shareholder has a specific question …

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A Day in the Life: In-House Grant Writer

This is the day in the life of a fictional grant writer who works for a $5 million regional nonprofit organization with a mission to expand respite care services for families with mentally ill children.

9:00 a.m. : Come into the …

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